Things to do – April 2016


Wow what a month I have just had!! I managed to tick visits to Heligan, Fifteen, the Lobster Hatchery, Ben Anslie’s Post Box, the Minack Theatre and the  World Pasty Championships off my bucket list and do even more fun things on top and I really think writing a wrap up post at the beginning of the month helped me focus on what I could be doing (along with some slightly better weather).

I didn’t make it to Kennel Vale (as we got rained off) or to the Hidden Hut (due to family commitments) that I hoped to as part of my Things to Do in March but there is still plenty of time to fit those in.

Easter traditionally kicks of the event season for the year and this month there are a number of festivals that I am keen to get too. Here is a short list of things to do in Cornwall this month.

Rogue Theatre Wild Spring Hare –  March 25th – April 3rd 

After watching last summers performance, Rogue Theatre are now a must do activity for our family. Wild Spring Hare is their Easter show and is “an adventure for spring, an eruption of imagination and possibility, a twisting of paths, a collection of tales and a quest for life’s hidden treasures”. Sounds Fab!!!

Truro Festival 2nd to 9th April

The Truro Festival has a number of free and paid events throughout the city and with such a wide range there really does look like there is something for everyone. As it is the Easter holidays I will be checking out what is on for the kiddies.

Porthleven Food Festival – 16th to 17th April

I visited this event a few years ago when the kids were very small and really enjoyed it. The festival is growing year on year and so I think that it deserves a return visit. This year a new literary element has been added with a talk by the hilarious Sgt Colin Taylor who generated a massive Facebook following with his posts about life being a police officer on the Isle of Scilly.

Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening – 16th to 17th April

Annoying clashing with the Porthleven Food Festival Tregothnan opens it usually private gates every April. With sweeping vistas over the River Fal, Camellias, Magnolias and some of the biggest Rhododendrons in the world this event sells out every year so I will be getting my tickets very soon.

Porthminster Cafe 

St Ives is amazing and a must do for anyone visiting Cornwall for the first time. In the summer the town can get super crowded and therefore visiting slightly out of season means that you get to enjoy this seaside resort without thousands of others. We can get some lovely spring days with clear skies – lunch at the Porthminster Cafe seems like an excellent idea to make the best use of the sun.





2 thoughts on “Things to do – April 2016

  1. So glad to have found this blog. With a young child, limited time and resources, and a seemingly never ending range of options of places to go, and things to do in Cornwall, it was great to read these frank and honest views. Some of the places I’ve been to and they reflect my experience – Light House Keepers Lunch at the Minnack as a good example – and also Tuff Enuff Urban Survivor. Others I had heard of but wasn’t sure about, and yet others have been new to read about. There are almost too many options of things to do – what a lovely ‘problem’ to have! – and I’ve followed this blog to help provide inspiration and offer up new ideas. Keep up with the bucket list!


  2. What a great find this Blog is – I’m definitely going to try some of these places and activities. Heligan is already a great favourite of mine, so if the others are half as good, they’ll be fab. I didn’t know about the Tregothnan open day and I’ve just bought tickets – hopefully Cornwall’s weather will be kind to us (but if it isn’t – that’s what raincoats are for!) and I’m considering buying a garden visit as a present as well.

    Potatoes Garden looks lovely and I’ve added that to my own ‘must do this summer’ list 🙂

    Super glad I came across this gem of a Blog and will keep following for sure – looking forward to May’s ideas…


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